Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Apr 2011 22:12 UTC, submitted by cnkt
Windows It looks like Microsoft's "shhh... let's not leak our hard work" plea to Windows 8 testers has fallen on deaf ears, as an early development milestone of Windows 8 was leaked in the wild. The shots are remarkably boring, since it looks exactly like Windows 7. Duh.
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Because I get Daemon Tool or Alcohol for free, and so can you? Just check "giveawayoftheday" .com once a day, you'll find all kinds of cool tools and they give away Daemon Tools Pro about every 6 months or so. If you don't want to wait just get Alcohol 52% and uncheck a single box that says install the toolbar.

As for why I wouldn't want this, you DO know they've had a virtual CD driver for XP for like forever, right? Frankly it sucks. it ONLY reads ISOs, and even then it is "picky" about how the ISO is made. Compare to something like Alcohol 52% which gives you up to FOUR virtual drives (I have two set up in DTP myself) and it will read ANY format you can name, from the big ones like .ISO and .BIN to the rare funky stuff like discjuggler.

So I wouldn't want this because like most of Windows pack ins it'll be a day late, a heck of a lot of features short, and frankly suck. It is like the difference between the pack in defrag and something like Defraggler. With the pack in you have NO options at all, and no real say on anything, whereas Defraggler I can tell it to move files to the end of the drive, optimize boot, defrag on boot, defrag only certain files, etc. it is like the difference between a sit down meal and a MickeyD's burger. Sure they are both considered "food" but that is where the similarity ends.

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